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From monastery to catwalk: The Miss Tibet beauty pageant

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Published on Oct 15, 2012

Miss Tibet: A beauty pageant and a political act, Tibetan women's moment in the limelight.

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The Miss Tibet beauty pageant claims to give women a platform to highlight Tibetan issues, drawing attention to the the plight of the its people as well as the brilliance of the lifestyle and culture.

For Director Lobsang Wangyal, the event is not just a beauty pageant, but a political act, "celebrating our identity, our culture and our proud tradition", whilst "implicitly asserting" Tibet as a nation and Tibetans as a people. But does the pageant really empower its women, or simply exploit them further?

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